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The HIggin's Armoury in Worcester MA had their annual "Siege The Day" contest in May 2013.

This is the contest our little 'Higgs' trebuchet was built for. With strict maximum height rules, and a maximum distance to throw, our little machine was happy here.

Ready to roll down to the Higgins Armory for the contest. It wasn't till later that I learned it is actually easier to flat-pack this thing and assemble on site.


Ready to fire for the first time in daylight, Ian stands by in costume ready for battle!


100 lbs of counter weight didn't do much better than 80 lbs.


We learned that the fulcrum spins when we fire. The dragon is now looking up at the sky.

Team member Jeff (yellow helmet) peruses other machines at the contest.


Fish-eye lense view of the fearsome dragon!

Thanks Rich Ohman for the nifty picture.


Close-up of the arm and trigger. We just looped a rope around the base of the machine, and over the arm. On the other side of the arm is a small sea-catch. Release the sea-catch, and the arm pushes the rope out of the way and fires!

Thanks Shirley Rieven for the picture.


Ready to impress, the Higgs stands with less counterweight during the "how does it look" judging at the contest.


A family of Ludlams with their new trebuchet.


We take home the WOW award for the fancy joinery and blacksmithing.


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